A couple of weeks ago, on one of those rare June days when the sun actually poked its head out for a bit, Canadian cuties, Victoria & Mike, said “I do!” Surrounded by friends and family from near and far, Victoria & Mike’s ceremony & reception were held at the ever-elegant Wequassett Inn in Chatham. Wequassett itself had received quite a facelift over the winter, making an already stunning property even more picturesque!
Victoria & Mike put a lot of thought into all of the details for their special day, giving us a boatload of fabulous photo opportunities, but none so enjoyable as being able to photograph these two quietly unassuming, yet perfectly matched sweethearts alone together. If ever two people were made for one another, it is Victoria & Mike.
Here are a few of our favorite moments and details from their incredible day:
Victoria’s CRAZY beautiful dress by Monique Lhuillier. I looooove this dress!!!
Victoria’s & Mike’s mothers (Victoria’s step-mom included) added their own flavor of love to the day by baking some family favorite cookies for the guests’ gift baskets. So sweet!!!
The stationary used for Victoria & Mike’s invitations, announcements, menus etc. were adorable with a capital A! Created by Dauphine Press & Laura Hooper Calligraphy, they were both playful and elegant, which completely represented the happy couple and their approach to their wedding!
Victoria takes a peek at the back of her dress. We just love the way Victoria completely wears her emotions on her face!
Mike seemed a bit more nervous at the start of the day. He couldn’t stop pacing. Here he seems to enjoy a quiet moment of reflection.
A lot of our couples are opting to forgo tradition and see each other before the ceremony, which we LOVE LOVE LOVE! Not only does it make their day last longer and allows them to be a part of their cocktail hour, but generally we find if planned properly, there’s more time for photos and it’s a lot more relaxed for everyone. Here Mike & Victoria see each other for the first time….love the expressions!!
Victoria was so eager to show Mike her finished look…..what do you think honey?!!! Gorgeous!
The happy couple…
Mike looks a lot more relaxed now that he’s seen his bride-to-be. True love really does have a calming effect! Ahhhhh…..
Victoria really was stunning in her gown….I love the curves in this next shot….whoooo hooo!
Victoria & Mike’s flower girl Isabel was a photographer’s dream! Love this sequence as she joins Victoria for a photo.
Victoria and her sisters relax before the ceremony starts….I love the light in this shot and the lines of all of their bodies…so perfectly girlie!
Mike & Victoria beam with bride as Mike’s niece, Brianna, shares a reading. I love the minister’s happy expression too!
This is always a highlight of the day for us…when the new Mr. & Mrs. make their way down the aisle together. The joy on their faces is always contagious and the moment itself creates a perfect photo every time!
Victoria had Ormonde Productions drape sheer fabric across the back wall of the ballroom, and used lighting to create a dramatic and elegant effect. LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS!!!! Well placed lighting can really change the look and feel of a space, add in some sheer fabric and the drama-meter goes off the charts!
Huge thanks to the Wequassett’s Kalson Pang for once again making sure things ran perfectly, to the uber-creative Karen at Lilac Florals for providing more gorgeous flowers for us to photograph, and to the incredibly talented members of Night Shift, who made sure folks were groovin’ for some great dance floor shots! You all rock and make our jobs easy!
But, our biggest thanks, goes to Victoria & Mike, who right from the beginning put their trust in us. You two are wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of such a special time in your lives. Your wedding day was picture perfect and the love you share is a sweet reminder of how lucky we are when we find our soul mate! Thanks you two! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xo